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IHRDA  reacts to Report of ACHPR’s WGC at 60th OS

Statement by (IHRDA) to the ACHPR at its 60TH Ordinary Session in Niamey, Niger Follow-up on the Implementation of the Commission’s Decision in Communication 292/04, IHRDA / Angola 15 May 2017 In 2008, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights decided on the communication 292/04, IHRDA v Angola. The Commission held that Angola had violated Articles 1, 2, 5, […]

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IHRDA urges ACHPR to improve its protective mandate

Statement by IHRDA to the ACHPR at its 60th Ordinary Session in Niamey, Niger 10 May 2017 Honourable Chairperson and Commissioners of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) congratulates the Commission on its 60th Ordinary Session in this year which marks 30 years of the Commission’s […]

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IHRDA’s Statement on the Annulment of Results of The Gambia’s Presidential Election by Out-going President on 9 December 2016

Banjul, 13 December 2016 On 1 December 2016, Gambians went to the polls and voted in the country’s Presidential Election. On 2 December 2016, the Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of The Gambia announced that the independent candidate Mr Adama Barrow had won the election. The out-going President Yahya Jammeh conceded defeated on […]

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Joint Statement by IHRDA & Equality Now @ the 28th Ordinary Session of the ACERWC

Re: Discriminatort Policy agaisnt Pregnant Girls in Sierra Leone Banjul, 24 Oct 2016 The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa and Equality Now jointly seeks to bring the attention of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child to the policy of the government of Sierra Leone that prevents pregnant girls from […]

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Press Release: IHRDA & MDT sue Republic of Guinea before ECOWAS Court concerning death of refugee in custody

Banjul, 23 September 2016 Thursday, 22 September 2016, the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) and the Guinea-based non-governmental organization Les Mêmes Droits pour Tous (MDT) filed another suit against the Republic of Guinea before the Court of Justice for the Economic Community of West African States (the ECOWAS Court). The suit […]

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IHRDA’s Statement at the 27th Ordinary Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

Addis Abeba, Ethiopia – 2 May, 2016 Honourable Chairperson and members of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, I thank you for this opportunity to address you on the occasion of the 27th Ordinary Session. The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) wishes to draw […]

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